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Van Westen Vineyards Vivre la Vietext
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15¾/20

Van Westen Vineyards Vivre la Vie 2017

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaYou feel the intensity of 2017 vintage, ripe and rich from the get-go, but in this case, with an earthy, barnyard undercurrent that slightly dulls the fruit. The flavours are dark cherry, black raspberry, black plums with a spicy finish dusted in the barnyard, and dense but sweet tannins. Ready to drink in many ways and may be required if the flavours go sideways down the road. Enjoy now with rustic stews or cassoulet dishes.Tasted: 14 December 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 35.00 winery online/direct, select private retailers Producer: Van Westen VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 152868UPC: 626990097266